Pioneering women in computer science

  title={Pioneering women in computer science},
  author={Denise W. G{\"u}rer},
  journal={ACM SIGCSE Bull.},
  • D. Gürer
  • Published 1 June 2002
  • Computer Science
  • ACM SIGCSE Bull.
A lthough the history of computer science is welldocumented, one finds very few, if any, women mentioned in the standard texts on the history of this field. One might believe that women did not play an important role in the beginnings of computer science, but in reality they have made significant contributions in many areas, starting from the early days. This article documents the involvement of pioneering women in the beginning days of computer science, from their work on the first machines to… 
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